Military service and experiences can be hard to talk about with family and friends at home. Standing Together Montana, a reading and discussion program that uses powerful literature to start and keep the conversation going, lets veterans talk to peers about relevant issues and ideas.
Standing Together Montana features:
Standing Together Montana discussions are not academic exercises and they are not therapy sessions. They do build reading and discussion skills and camaraderie.
A limited number of Standing Together Montana discussion series will be available beginning in September. Veterans’ and other community organizations interested in hosting a discussion series can apply here. Host organizations will be provided with books and discussion leaders and will be expected to provide a venue and manage the logistics of the series.
Standing Together Montana is made possible through a new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War, the Great Books Foundation, and the New York Humanities Council.